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“Nice ambience.”
Review of Busy Suzie - CLOSED

Busy Suzie
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
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Neighborhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Patong, Thailand
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice ambience.”
Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

Chillax place at the HARBOUR. Good wine great lobster nice service.

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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best steak ever”
Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

We loved this place. Great food and service. Must try the sirloin steak with teriyaki sauce, just melted in the mouth. Recommend highly.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Place with fab atmosphere”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

It can get quite pricey for dinner however they have this fab lunch deals where for few hundred hk dollars you can get probably the best sushi and atmosphere in Hk and feel you are the part of upper super rich class. I would definitely recomend evryone to go and try it.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pricey Suzie---but worth it”
Reviewed March 15, 2011

“Busy Suzie,” a Japanese robatayaki restaurant, sits on one of the priciest shopping streets in Tsim Sha Tsui (on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong). As such, we should not have been fooled by an “all you can eat special” sign outside its door as we passed by. It was around 6 p.m. when we ventured into the restaurant, and we were asked if we had reservations. A negative answer did not faze our hostess, who immediately guided us in through a stylized bamboo grove into a huge, high-ceilinged room with a wide, semi-circular dining bar.

We were handed menus that did not include the “special,” so we asked about it. We were told it was only good on weekends (it was Friday). Ooops!. But there we were, tempted by baskets of obviously fresh and top-rate ingredients ready for grilling, so, choosing carefully, we put together courses for a light dinner that was not budget busting.

Skewers of dark, meaty Kagoshima pork were irresistible, as were scallops in the shell. We also chose chicken thighs with sea salt and chicken with teriyaki sauce. Our veggies consisted of a single Portobello mushroom and delicate slivers of Japanese “kabocha” pumpkin. Bowls of perfectly steamed rice completed our menu.

The cooks who prepared these items were seated Japanese style in front of the diners---across grill/prep stations--- expertly skewering, cooking and finishing the dishes with salt and sauces, and plating items with artful garnishes on stylish pottery dishes. When ready, the dishes were handed to the diners across the grill via long handled oars or paddles, accompanied by exhortations in Japanese (presumably something like “bon appetit!”).

Robata-style cooking started out as beach cook-outs among fishermen, hence the oars. Busy Suzie is about as far away from those pick-up barbecues as one can get. The dramatic lighting in the black walled dining room screamed designer chic, dining as theatre---not country camaraderie. The high-end ingredients were definitely not the fare those humble fishermen would have had on hand. (Lobster, giant prawns, Wagyu beef and Australian lamb chops were among the items we reserved for another visit.)

Nibbling on the expertly grilled and simply flavored meats and vegetables, however, we certainly couldn’t complain. In the tradition of Japanese cuisine, each dish was a feast for the eyes as well as the nose and mouth. The presentation was such that one hesitated to destroy the arrangements by eating the ingredients. The pumpkin slivers were crisp tender, with just enough salt to counterpoint the sweetness of the vegetable. The Portobello mushroom, cut in precise slices and brushed with a soy-based sauce, was earthy yet light. The Kagoshima pork, simply salted (sea salt, of course) just melted in the mouth---“umami” incarnated. The chicken dishes were similarly simple and satisfying. Our lone seafood choice, the scallop, was served in its own juices, together with its roe. Our cups of complimentary tea were refilled throughout the meal by the courteous and efficient staff.

Busy Suzie, supposedly named as a counterpart to that familiar round-table accessory, the lazy susan, is a dining experience worth trying---and even repeating. Just bring a fat wallet.

  • Visited February 2011
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